24 January 2020, Katitika village, Kitui county, Kenya - A child attempts in vain to prevent a swarm of desert locusts from devouring crops and garden. The desert locusts have swarmed in Kenya from Somalia and Ethiopia, destroying farmlands.
Ravenous swarms threaten entire East Africa subregion. FAO scales up its emergency response with a massive, border-spanning campaign needed to combat locust upsurge in East Africa. Given the scale of the current swarms, aerial control is the only effective means to reduce the locust numbers.